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Wednesday, September 3 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
WS18: The Business of Creativity: User Generated Content and IP

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The session aims at identifying new trends in the production, distribution and sharing of creative content in the digital environment. We are in the middle of a great migration of content from analogue to digital. There is a change in roles of the different players along the value chain and an accompanying shift in how each of these players will be compensated for their work.
The online environment is providing access to an unprecedented, and, in some instances, overwhelming quantity of information and content. In the analogue environment, media, news, education, music, and gaming products are primarily created and distributed by the content industry. The Internet however is awash with a huge number of accessible creations generated by individuals. User-generated content (UGC) is experiencing a steady growth in terms of social and economic importance. The session will look at the main economic, legal and social challenges linked to emerging platforms and innovative business models flourishing on the web. In particular panelists will contribute to the ongoing debate around the intertwined relations between industry-generated content and UGC. Understanding their roles in sectors such as media, education or social networks will be crucial to approach challenges linked to IP regulation, both law and policy. Increasingly, media industry proactively engages with consumers and approaches UGC as an asset rather than an alternative to their business. Values of Paragraph 72 of the Tunis Agenda, such as “Facilitate the exchange of Information and best practices...” and “Identify emerging issues, bring them to the attention of the relevant bodies and the general public...” will serve as a framework for the discussion.


Ignasi Guardens

Partner, K&L Gates
Ignasi Guardans (Barcelona, 1964), Ph.D., started his career in 1991 as an academic in the field of Private International Law. He later practiced for some years at a law firm, dealing with international contracts and foreign investment in different areas including IP related issues, among others. In 1995 he started a political career, which took him to the Catalan Parliament (1995); the Spanish Parliament (two mandates, 1996-2004), and finally... Read More →


Nuri Colakoglu

Chairman, New Media Company
Nuri M. Colakoglu has been working as a journalist, broadcaster, and media executive since 1969. Born in Izmir in 1943, he graduated from Robert College and completed his BA in International Relations from the School of Political Sciences, Ankara. He has held positions in Turkey and abroad. He started his professional career with Turkish public broadcaster TRT and then worked for German news agency DPA, Swedish TV, German radio WDR, daily... Read More →

Glenn Deen

Director of Networking and Distribution Technology, NBCUniversal
Glenn Deen is the Director of Networking and Distribution Technology at NBCUniversal where he participates in Internet standards organizations like the IETF, and in security and policy communities on digital content.    Glenn’s career includes a long history of working with standards groups, consortia, and open source projects.  Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Glenn was at IBM Research’s Almaden Research Center where... Read More →
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Andres Guadamuz

Senior Lecturer in IP Law, University of Sussex
Dr Andres Guadamuz is a Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Sussex and an Associate Researcher of the CREATe Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy. He is an international consultant for the World Intellectual Property Organization, and has been involved with Creative Commons in various roles since 2005. His main research areas are open licensing, software protection, digital... Read More →
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Paolo Lanteri

Legal Officer, World Intellectual Property Organization
Mr. Lanteri is a lawyer, specialized in IP law, and a member of both the Spanish and the Italian Bar Association. He works in the Copyright Law Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); he is part of the restricted team of lawyers dealing with all the copyright substantive matters within the Organization, ranging from legislative and policy advice to Member States to providing legal assistance in norm-setting... Read More →

Sarah Wynn-Williams

Director of Public Policy, Facebook
Sarah Wynn Williams is a Director of Public Policy at Facebook in the Washington DC office.   She works on global public policy with a focus on Latin America, Canada and Australia/New Zealand.   Sarah is an experienced diplomat, policy expert, and international lawyer. She managed the political affairs and government relations office at the New Zealand embassy in Washington, DC from 2007-2011. From 2002-2007, she served as a... Read More →

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Wednesday September 3, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop Room 04 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 2)

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